coffin


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cof·fin

 (kô′fĭn, kŏf′ĭn)
n.
1. An oblong box in which a corpse is buried.
2. The horny part of a horse's hoof.
tr.v. cof·fined, cof·fin·ing, cof·fins
To place in or as if in a coffin.

[Middle English cofin, basket, from Old French, from Latin cophinus, from Greek kophinos.]

coffin

(ˈkɒfɪn)
n
1. a box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
2. (Zoology) the part of a horse's foot that contains the coffin bone
vb
3. (tr) to place in or as in a coffin
4. (General Engineering) engineering another name for flask6
[C14: from Old French cofin, from Latin cophinus basket; see coffer]

cof•fin

(ˈkɔ fɪn, ˈkɒf ɪn)

n.
1. the box in which the body of a dead person is buried; casket.
2. the part of a horse's foot containing the coffin bone.
v.t.
3. to put in or as if in a coffin.
[1300–50; Middle English cofin < Old North French < Latin cophinus < Greek kóphinos basket]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coffin - box in which a corpse is buried or crematedcoffin - box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
bier - a coffin along with its stand; "we followed the bier to the graveyard"
box - a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
sarcophagus - a stone coffin (usually bearing sculpture or inscriptions)
Verb1.coffin - place into a coffin; "her body was coffined"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
Translations
تابوتتَابُوتتابوت، نَعْش
rakev
kiste
ĉerko
ruumisarkku
lijes
koporsó
kerandapeti jenazahpeti matipeti mayat
kista
ひつぎ
karstas
zārks
krsta
kovčeg
kista
หีบศพ
quan tài

coffin

[ˈkɒfɪn] Nataúd m

coffin

[ˈkɒfɪn] ncercueil m
to be a nail in the coffin of sth → être un coup funeste pour qch

coffin

nSarg m

coffin

[ˈkɒfɪn] nbara

coffin

(ˈkofin) noun
(American ˈcasket) a box for a dead body to be buried or cremated in. The coffin was placed in the grave.

coffin

تَابُوت rakev kiste Sarg φέρετρο ataúd ruumisarkku cercueil lijes bara ひつぎ doodskist likkiste trumna caixão гроб kista หีบศพ tabut quan tài 棺材

coffin

n. ataúd, caja.
References in classic literature ?
There was some heathenish, coffin-colored old lumber aboard, which, upon a long previous voyage, had been cut from the aboriginal groves of the Lackaday islands, and from these dark planks the coffin was recommended to be made.
The body rested in a fine mahogany coffin fitted with a plate of glass.
Then did a roaring wind tear the folds apart: whistling, whizzing, and piercing, it threw unto me a black coffin.
On Saturday we breakfasted before daylight and got into the wagon with the coffin.
It's fine talking about having supper when here's a coffin promised to be ready at Brox'on by seven o'clock to-morrow morning, and ought to ha' been there now, and not a nail struck yet.
I run in the parlor and took a swift look around, and the only place I see to hide the bag was in the coffin.
Holding his candle so that he could read the coffin plates, and so holding it that the sperm dropped in white patches which congealed as they touched the metal, he made assurance of Lucy's coffin.
Already the coffin was standing in their midst--a plain but decent shell which had been bought ready-made.
Sowerberry,' said the beadle, as he thrust his thumb and forefinger into the proferred snuff-box of the undertaker: which was an ingenious little model of a patent coffin.
Three days later the little princess was buried, and Prince Andrew went up the steps to where the coffin stood, to give her the farewell kiss.
Between the vases is a cheerful decoration of preserved coffin plates -- five in all, pertaining respectively to Janet's father and mother, a brother, her sister Anne, and a hired man who died here once
Every corpse is a sphynx of immortality; here too on the black coffin the sphynx gave us no answer to what he who lay within had written two days before: